Thursday, October 31, 2013

FDP, Food Elves Team Up for the '12 Days of Donating'

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is once again teaming up with the Franklin Foods Elves for the "12 Days of Donating" Campaign to support the Franklin Food Pantry.
The "Food Elves," which is a student run organization, will collect food donations the first 12 days of December for the Food Pantry.  We are looking for 10 businesses that will agree to have a food donation bin placed at their business location for this time period for residents to drop by and donate food.  In addition, each business will agree to donate $200 to the Food Pantry for the campaign. 

Last year the Food Elves collected 2 Tons of food! It was one 
of the most successful food drives ever in Franklin!

Let us know if you would like to be one of the participating businesses so we can list your business in the press release and on the Holiday Stroll flyers.  The deadline is next week so let us know soon.  The $200 is not collected until December 12th

Please contact the office at or (774) 571-3109. 
Thanks for your interest....

Lisa Piana
Executive Director
and The Franklin Food Elves

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sponsor the 2013 Holiday Stroll

Dear FDP Business Members:

Don't miss out on the 5th annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday, December 5th. You can be a Silver Sponsor for only $250! You will be listed in all press releases, posters, flyers, promotional materials and here on the website.
Please help support this great Franklin tradition!  The deadline is November 4th.  Please contact us via e-mail at to let us know you are interested. Below are links to the details for all sponsorship levels and the sponsorship registration.
Thanks for your sponsorship support!

Click here to download and print a 2013 Sponsorship Registration Form

'12 Days of Donating' Bins Now Available

The Franklin Food Elves will once again be teaming up with the Franklin Downtown Partnership for the "12 Days of Donating" food drive to support the Franklin Food Pantry.  Please let us know if you would be interested in placing a donation bin at your business and donating $200 to the Food Pantry this year.  This would be for the first 12 days of December.
Thanks for your continued support!

The Food Elves and the Franklin Downtown Partnership

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Fun at FSPA this Saturday

Stop by the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, 38 Main Street, and check out the not-too-spooky activities for all ages at their Halloween Fun House event this Saturday.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Looking Forward to our Holiday Stroll

Join the
Franklin Downtown Partnership
in making the 5th Annual Holiday Stroll a success.
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013
from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Dozens of local businesses and organizations participated last year offering special promotions, entertainment and refreshments for the more than 1,000 Franklin area residents who “strolled” through downtown.
We need you to think about how your business/organization will participate to make this year’s event even better.  Please send us the following information by Friday, November 1, 2013.
Name of business/organization:
Contact person:
Best number to reach contact person:
Contact person’s e-mail:
What your business/organization would like to do i.e. special promotion/special event:
We look forward to your participation!
Gregg Chalk, Event Co-chair
Roberta Trahan, Event Co-chair

Monday, October 7, 2013

Harvest Festival Thank You

Hearty New Englanders weren't going to let a little rain dampen their enthusiasm for the 11th annual Harvest Festival in downtown Franklin on Sunday. Many people braved the raindrops to visit booths, sample treats and meet up with neighbors and friends.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put together another festival!

Platinum Sponsors:  Rockland Trust and Big Y World Market

Gold Sponsor Snow Hill Dental

Silver Sponsors DCU and Middlesex Savings Bank

Bronze Sponsors Chestnut Dental, Dean Bank, Green Mountain Chocolates, Franklin Ford, Keefe Insurance and Minuteman Health

Friends of the Festival Sponsors CVS, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Franklin Yoga & Wellness, The Cake Bar and the YMCA

The Partnership would also like to thank the Franklin Police for their expert crowd and traffic control, and to the Franklin Department of Public Works and Planning Department for their help with setup and cleanup. 

Here are more photos of the day, and you can see a slideshow of the event in the upper right-hand corner of our site.